Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Saving Danger by Katie Reus




About the Book


Saving Danger
(Red Stone Security #17)
by Katie Reus

Kindle Edition
Published August 24th 2021 by KR Press, LLC
ASINB08LCN7422
To maintain her cover and keep her family off her back, they fake a relationship.

Having spent her whole life trying to prove she’s just as capable as her three older brothers, art retrieval expert Ivy Danger has landed the biggest gig of her career, one that will pay off the mortgage of the animal shelter she owns. That is, if she doesn’t die before finishing the job. Even if she locates the stolen art, the violent gang of thieves won’t give up their million-dollar payday without a fight. She has one person she can turn to for help—Nash Harris. Security expert, her brother’s best friend…and the gorgeous man of her fantasies who treats her like a kid sister. Not that she’d do anything about her attraction anyway—not when it would screw up her family dynamic if things went sideways between them.

Now it’s impossible to tell what’s real and what’s not.

Despite having known Ivy forever, “brotherly” is the last thing Nash feels for the sexy troublemaker. She’s it for him. The One. He’s known it for a while…but convincing Ivy is another matter. When they have to fake a relationship for her current job, things shift between them. They’ve worked together before, but she’s in over her head with this latest job. But before anything can come of it, he’ll have to keep her alive when she’s targeted by a dangerous group known for violent retaliation. Nash will do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to prove she can trust him—on the job, with her life, and with her heart.



Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Along Came a Lady by Christi Caldwell




About the Book


Along Came a Lady
(All the Duke's Sins #1)
by Christi Caldwell
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 24th 2021 by Berkley Books
ISBN0593334914 
The brooding, illegitimate son of a duke meets his match in the determined woman hired to transform him into a gentleman from USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell—perfect for fans of Bridgerton.

Rafe Audley lives to thwart his father, the Duke of Bentley. The ne'er do well who abandoned his children claims he wants to make up for his failures, but Rafe only cares about protecting the people of his mining community and providing for his three siblings, who've been his sole responsibility since childhood. So far, Rafe has turned away the duke's man of affairs, solicitor, and other interlopers, until the clever duke sends the unlikeliest of people to convince Rafe to join English High Society—a bold and intriguing woman.

Edwina Dalrymple has never failed a charge. She's quite adept at successfully transforming young women of the gentry and daughters of newly minted lords to take their place in society. Taming a bastard son of a duke will be child's play, plus this job promises to enhance her reputation within the ton. All she has to do is fetch the wayward Rafe and groom him to be presentable to Polite Society.
As the tenacious teacher and her domineering, stubborn, refuses-to-be-taught pupil engage in a fiery battle of wills, their chemistry ignites and the true lesson becomes clear: opposites attract and hearts must be heard.


Monday, August 23, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from The Inn at Summer Island by Rachel Magee




About the Book


The Inn at Summer Island
by Rachel Magee
 
Published August 23rd 2021 by Entangled: Amara
Millie Leclair is a mess, complete with a dead-end career and a flat-lining love life. So when she inherits her great aunt’s oceanfront B&B in a resort town in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, she doesn’t hesitate to pack up her car and set off on a new adventure. It’ll be fun.

Of course, life seldom goes according to plan. The B&B is barely habitable for one person, let alone ready to open for business. With dwindling funds, Millie has no choice but to roll up her sleeves and tackle the repairs by herself. Yeah, so much fun.

Ex-pro golfer Braxton Channing thought being a full-time single parent kept him on his toes. That was before he spotted his new neighbor teetering on her rooftop—which is only the beginning of her long list of renovations for the old house—and he added keeping her safe to his to-do list.

But Millie is determined to dive headfirst into repairs regardless of the risk, and suddenly, battling with his daughter over brushing her teeth seems easier than winning an argument with Millie. She’s exasperating. And oddly delightful. And most definitely shouldn’t be let anywhere near a tall ladder.
For a guy who’s sworn off romantic relationships, why does he suddenly want to be the one who gets the privilege of watching Millie conquer not just the B&B but his heart as well?



Thursday, August 19, 2021

A Heart Shaped Romance with Author Tif Marcelo of It Takes Heart + #Giveaway




A Heart Shaped Romance with Author Tif Marcelo

 
It was at the Romance Writers of America conference in 2019 when I came up with the idea for the Heart Resort series. Though I was under contract for a third contemporary fiction book (which would become my sixth novel), my first three books were romance novels, and an escapist series tugged at my shirt sleeves. My initial idea: interconnected destination romance novels with the setting as relaxing and lush as it could be, despite the romantic angst and family drama I knew my characters would be placed in.
 
Then came COVID-19. I had released my second contemporary fiction, ONCE UPON A SUNSET, and was in edits for IN A BOOK CLUB FAR AWAY, and I was no longer under contract for future books. My need to escape heightened during the fear of lockdown. So, I dove headlong into the proposal of the Heart Resort series. At first, I thought of setting this book on an island in the Pacific Ocean but I could not make myself write it knowing that the borders were closed to travel due to the virus. Though I tried not to put COVID into my novels, still I needed to be realistic for the times.
 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

#Giveaway of The Viscount Made Me Do It by Diana Quincy




About the Book


The Viscount Made Me Do It
(Clandestine Affairs #2)
by Diana Quincy

ebook, 384 pages
Published July 27th 2021 by Avon
ISBN006298683X
A seduction that could ruin everything...

Hanna Zaydan has fought to become London’s finest bonesetter, but her darkly appealing new patient threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard for. With each appointment, the daughter of foreign merchants is slowly seduced by the mysterious former soldier. She’s smart enough to know Griff is after more than he’ll reveal, but whatever it is, the bonesetter’s growing desire for the man just might tempt her to give it to him.

An attraction that cannot be denied...

Rumors that he killed his own parents have followed Thomas Ellis, Viscount Griffin, practically since he was a boy. More than a decade after the tragedy, Griff receives a tip about his parents’ killer... one that takes him straight to a beautiful bonesetter. Griff is convinced Hanna is a fraud, but she stirs genuine feelings in him that he thought had perished along with his family.

Hanna has a gift for fixing fractured people, but can she also mend a broken heart? More importantly, will Griff let her?

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Angelic Devil's Food Cake by Lisa Beth Darling of The First Sin: South of Eden




Angelic Devil's Food Cake

by Lisa Beth Darling


When I'm not working, writing, or gardening, one of my favorite things to do is baking especially when the weather turns colder. I can't help myself, I get it from my mom who made wedding cakes for more than twenty years.

To celebrate the release of "The First Sin" (South of Eden) wherein we have angels, Olympians, and the Devil himself, I thought I'd share my recipe for Angelic Devil's Food Cake.

It's a good dessert to make for special occasions or whenever you're in the mood to bake up some light, fluffy, chocolatey goodness.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from The Traitor by Abigail Owen




About the Book

The Traitor
(Fire's Edge #5)
by Abigail Owen
 
Kindle Edition
Published August 16th 2021 by Entangled: Amara
ASINB0994C3FBH
Decades ago, rogue dragon shifter Rune Abaddon took a stand against the decaying, corrupt systems governing their people. He now uses his bad-ass reputation to protect the innocent as it all comes crashing down. But he’s pushed the limits one too many times. His hideout is destroyed, his few allies are scattered and hiding, and the Alliance has placed a dead-or-alive bounty on his head, making him the most wanted dragon in the western hemisphere.

And then the most enticing woman he’s ever met barges into his mountain, demanding an audience.
Hadyn Reece’s future was ripped away long ago. The man fated to be her mate was murdered alongside her parents before Hadyn was old enough to be turned, leaving her to be raised and trained by her dead mate’s parents in the dragon shifter world. Now, the Alliance has come for the only family she has left. It’s a good thing she was raised by dragons, because the only one who can help her save them is a traitor she’d be smart to fear.

Especially when his dragon decides she’s theirs. 


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale by Dianne Duvall




Title: Cliff’s Descent: A Vampire’s Tale
Series: Immortal Guardians #11
Author: Diane Duvall
Format: Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published: July 27th 2021 
ISBN: ASIN B095ZW62TV
LinksGoodreads Amazon B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
🍷🍷🍷🍷
For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Dianne Duvall brings readers a novel--set in the "fast-paced" and "totally addictive" world of the Immortal Guardians--that revolves around a vampire... one who has become a friend and trusted ally of the powerful warriors.

Every mortal who works at network headquarters knows that vampires reside below them. They were the first to surrender to the powerful Immortal Guardians who hunt them. And they did so, hoping they can be saved, that the doctors and scientists the Immortal Guardians employ can halt the progressive brain damage that robs all vampires of their sanity. Though curious, Emma never thought she would meet any of the vampires who remain under heavy guard several stories beneath her office. Then mercenaries strike, bombarding the building with heavy artillery. The vampires are freed to join the fray... and Cliff saves her life.

From that moment on, she can't stop thinking about him regardless of the restrictions placed on interactions with vampires. When Emma discovers a way to speak to Cliff at network headquarters, she becomes even more fascinated by him. He's smart, charming, and honorable to his core despite the darkness that lies ahead. And he seems to crave her company as much as she does his. Aware of the eyes that watch them, they keep their encounters innocent, limiting them to those of mere acquaintances. Nevertheless, their attraction grows and she soon falls in love with him even as the madness begins to claim him.

Cliff realizes his future is dark. As one vampire friend after another succumbs to insanity, hope that network doctors will be able to find a cure in time to keep him from meeting the same fate begins to dwindle, leaving him little to look forward to... until he meets Emma. Just speaking to her brings him a happiness and contentment he hasn't experienced since before his transformation. And when they finally find a way to be alone together, everything changes. Emma burrows her way right into his heart and quiets the voices. She sparks dreams of a future with her that strengthen his determination to beat back the madness. But as time passes, the voices grow louder and insanity begins to chip away at him until he fears it will eradicate every part of him she fell in love with.

Will the two of them find a way to defy the odds and find their happily-ever-after? Or will Cliff's descent consume him?


Linda's Thoughts


Dianne Duvall's Immortal Guardians’ series ROCKS. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Every installment teems with a scorching romance, heart-stopping action and great camaraderie. Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale is no exception. It’s worthy to note that this is the very first book in the series to feature a vampire as its main character – and that honor is bestowed upon Cliff. 

Monday, August 9, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Sweet, Sexy Heart by Melissa Foster + #Giveaway




About the Book


Sweet, Sexy Heart
(The Bradens & Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #8)
by Melissa Foster

Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Published August 4th 2021 by World Literary Press
ASINB08R44HLRM
For this sweet bookstore owner, avoiding the charms of a famed-football-player-turned-author was supposed to be easy... Funny, sinfully sexy, opposite-attracts romance.

In SWEET, SEXY HEART...

Amber Montgomery is perfectly happy with her quiet life. She loves running her bookstore, taking long walks with Reno, her Labrador retriever seizure-response dog, and spending time with her close-knit family. She’s never needed thrills the way some of her sisters have. In an effort to control her epilepsy, she tries to avoid anything that creates too much excitement or stress—including relationships. When Amber hosts a book signing for famed-athlete-turned-author Dash Pennington, he’s everything she’s spent her life avoiding: loud, aggressive, and far too handsome, as proven by the hordes of women who surround him everywhere he goes. Amber can’t ignore the sparks flying between her and Dash, but this is a no-brainer for her: Ignore their chemistry and hold her breath until he leaves town.

Dash Pennington has spent his life running. Running the ball in for a touchdown, running from town to town to appease his public relations reps, and for years, running into the arms of too many women to count. He’s also an expert at protecting—his reputation, his family, and lately, his sanity. But he’s ready to make a change. When he comes to the sleepy little town of Oak Falls, Virginia, and witnesses the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen living the life he craves, she refuses to have anything to do with him. But now that Dash has found the one thing he doesn’t want to run from, he’ll stop at nothing to win her over.


Thursday, August 5, 2021

🍷🍷🍷🍷 #Review of The Adversary by Thea Harrison




Title: The Adversary
Series: Chronicles of Rhyacia #2; Elder Races #9.95
Author: Thea Harrison
Format: Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published: July 26th 2021 by Teddy Harrison LLC
ISBN:  ASIN: ‎ B095JSH51Q
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
🍷🍷🍷🍷
From NYT bestselling author Thea Harrison comes the explosive conclusion to The Unseen!

When Dragos and Pia move to the Other land of Rhyacia, they hope starting a new life will bring safety and freedom to their family, especially their young baby, Niall. And at first their new home seems perfect… but looks are deceiving.

Beneath Rhyacia’s idyllic faΓ§ade an ancient, malevolent force lurks, waiting for the right opportunity to break free of its cage. When that opportunity comes, it strikes with devastating accuracy.

While Dragos has never backed down from a fight, he’s also never encountered an enemy like this one before. How can he fight a foe who doesn’t have a body? A foe who can invade and turn his own mind against him?

How can Dragos protect his family, when at any moment one of them may become the enemy?
As Dragos and Pia race against time to fight this unseen menace, they must also acknowledge a terrifying truth—when anyone can become the enemy, no one can be trusted.

An adversary who can trap the dragon poses a threat to everyone in Rhyacia, and that means no one is safe…



Linda's Thoughts


The Adversary marks the brilliant completion of Thea Harrison’s Chronicles of Rhyacia duology within her fabulous Elder Races series featuring Dragos’ and Pia’s huge transition to forge a new life in the magical Other dimension of Rhyacia. Originally, Thea projected that the Chronicles of Rhyacia would consist of four novellas. While I’m sad because I could literally read about Dragos, Pia and their brood all day and feel that I was in heaven, I have to say that I can’t imagine a better, more satisfying, wrap-up to the duology.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

#CoverReveal of Nobody Does it Better by Samantha Chase




About the Book


Nobody Does it Better 
(Magnolia Sound Book 9)
by Samantha Chase 
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: October 19th 2021
ASINB099DHBDYZ

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from The Runaway Heiress by Meg Tilly




About the Book


The Runaway Heiress
by Meg Tilly

Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 27th 2021 by Berkley Books
ISBN0593201086 
A brave woman on the run from her vindictive husband faces a dangerous path in the thrilling new romantic suspense novel from Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly.

Sarah Rainsford has been on the run for more than three years. She's changed identities yet again in hopes of throwing her violent estranged husband, a police lieutenant, off her trail. Since she's still legally married to him, and he is willing to bend any laws to get his hands on her inheritance, he'll stop at nothing to locate her.

With a new name and fake ID papers, she lands a job as a personal assistant to none other than Hollywood's golden boy director Mick Talford. He's a difficult client but she senses hidden depths to him. Once Mick and Sarah combine forces in a desperate attempt to keep Sarah out of harm's way, they build a strong bond . . . but with danger trailing them, is it enough to keep them both alive?



Monday, August 2, 2021

#Spotlight on Emily's House by Amy Belding Brown




About the Book


Emily's House
by Amy Belding Brown
Paperback, 384 pages

Published August 3rd 2021 by Berkley Books
ISBN0593199634
She was Emily Dickinson's maid, her confidante, her betrayer... and the savior of her legacy.

An evocative new novel about Emily Dickinson's longtime maid, Irish immigrant Margaret Maher, whose bond with the poet ensured Dickinson's work would live on, from the USA Today bestselling author of Flight of the Sparrow, Amy Belding Brown.

Massachusetts, 1869. Margaret Maher has never been one to settle down. At twenty-seven, she's never met a man who has tempted her enough to relinquish her independence to a matrimonial fate, and she hasn't stayed in one place for long since her family fled the potato famine a decade ago.

When Maggie accepts a temporary position at the illustrious Dickinson family home in Amherst, it's only to save money for her upcoming trip West to join her brothers in California. Maggie never imagines she will form a life-altering friendship with the eccentric, brilliant Miss Emily or that she'll stay at the Homestead for the next thirty years.

In this richly drawn novel, Amy Belding Brown explores what it is to be an outsider looking in, and she sheds light on one of Dickinson's closest confidantes--perhaps the person who knew the mysterious poet best--whose quiet act changed history and continues to influence literature to this very day.